Hungry? Grab a (Homemade) Snickers Bar

My condo association is having a cookout for the residents this weekend and I decided to make Snickers bars. My dad loves Snickers – it is his favorite candy bar and I can’t see a Snickers at the checkout without thinking of him. These are so easy to make; the hardest part is waiting for the layers to cool. Also, you might want a friend to help you unwrap the caramels or at least have some patience. I made these the night before and refrigerated them. Also, wait to cut them until you’re ready to serve them. They’re a little messy, but so worth it!

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SNICKERS BARS
Recipe via Recipe Critic

Botton Chocolate Layer:
1¼ cups milk chocolate chips
¼ cup peanut butter

Nougat Layer:
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup evaporated milk
1½ cups marshmallow fluff
¼ cup peanut butter
1½ cups salted peanuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract

Caramel Layer:
14 ounce bag of caramels
¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Top Chocolate Layer:
1¼ cup milk chocolate chips
¼ cup peanut butter

Grease a 9×13 pan and line it with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. .

For the bottom layer: Add chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe dish. Melt them together, stirring after every 30 seconds. Spread the layer evenly in the bottom of your pan. I put each layer in the fridge to let it completely harden. This will help speed up the process because each layer need to be completely cooled and set.

For the nougat layer: Melt the butter over medium high heat in saucepan. Add the milk and sugar and bring mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, whisking together occasionally. Add in marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and vanilla stirring until smooth. Take the saucepan off of the heat and fold in the peanuts. Pour over the bottom chocolate layer and spread evenly. Allow to cool completely.

For the caramel layer: Melt caramels and heavy whipping cream in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Pour over the nougat layer and allow to cool completely.

For the top chocolate layer: Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave together stirring 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Pour over and spread evenly over the caramel. Cool bars completely in the fridge. Keep them in fridge until right before serving because the bars will soften. It even helps to freeze them since they will melt quickly.

MISCELLANEOUS

Winnie helped me put together my new window bench. He’s handy like that.

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Silver in the City is the best. If you’re near Mass Ave in Indy, it is a must for knick knacks and hipster goodness.

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Weekend wisdom. If you’re not following Dallas Clayton on Instagram, do it! His illustrations and poems are perfect.

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